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SASO Certification

Saudi Saber Certification (沙特Saber证书)
What is Saber? Saber是什么?
Saber is an electronic service system that issues product conformity certifications in accordance with Saudi standard and specifications. To register and issue a certification of conformity before entering the Saudi market. SABER 是根据沙特标准和规范发布产品符合性证书的电子服务系统。 旨在进入沙特市场前注册并颁发合格评定证书。
Saber is an electronic service system that issues product conformity certifications in accordance with Saudi standard and specifications. To register and issue a certification of conformity before entering the Saudi market. As new online conformity assessment system for imported products, the system is established to promote the new Saudi product safety plan Saleem, and the Saber system will become the central online repository of all mandatory Saleem data. 
SABER 是根据沙特标准和规范发布产品符合性证书的电子服务系统。旨在进入沙特市场前注册并颁发合格评定证书。作为进口产品的新在线合格评定系统,该系统的建立是为了促进新的沙特产品安全计划SALEEM,SABRE系统将成为所有强制性SALEEM  数据的中央在线存储库。
The Saber E-platform makes it easier for beneficiaries, local suppliers and manufacturers to access SASO approved conformity assessment bodies worldwide to inspect products electronically and issue conformity assessment certifications. 
SASO has list of technical regulations for various products, including building materials and building products, detergents, lubricants, elevators and other mechanical products, auto parts, textiles, etc. The products covered by the technical regulations are called regulated products, and Saber certification can be started. With the implementation of the project, it is expected to gradually expand the scope of controlled products. 

Implementation date

Example of Products processed by SABER

Relevant Technical Regulation

Jan 2019

Leakage alarm system, LPG metal cylinder, gas supply hose, valves for gas cylinder, cooking stoves, LPG powered heater
notes: Saudi quality mark required. Intervention from CB is not required after acquisition of Saudi quality mark

Technical Regulation for Gas Appliances and their Accessories

Apr 2019

Products designed for use in play by children under 14 years of age

Technical Regulation on Children Toys

Electrical and electronic devices and appliances that contain electrical and/or electronic component with a voltage rating of 50-1000 V for AC and 75-1500 V for DC

Technical Regulation for Low Voltage Electrical Equipment and Appliances

Lubricating oil, brake fluid, automatic transmission fluid, hydraulic oil

Technical Regulation for Lubricating Oils

Jun 2019

Elevator intended for public use in buildings and facilities, and certain elevator safety component

M.A. 161-17-07-05
Technical Regulation for Lifts Used in Building and Installations

Metals and their alloys for building and civil engineering works
e.g. steel sheet, steel wire, aluminium and its alloys for building purpose

M.A. 156-16-03-01
Technical Regulation of Building Materials Part 1: Metals and their Alloys for Constructions and Buildings

Insulation and cladding material
except tiles, ceramics, marble, stone, paint

M.A. 156-16-03-02
Technical Regulation of Building Materials Part 2: Insulation Products and Building Cladding Materials

Hydraulic connections and related product
e.g. cement, building lime, gypsum, premixed concrete products and derivatives, cement bricks, chemical additions of concrete
except reinforced concrete, concrete precast
note: only type 3 assessment is required, but suppliers are required to sign an agreement to authorize the governmental authority to conduct type 5 assessment.
note: Saudi Quality Mark or equivalent is required for cement and precast concrete

M.A. 161-17-07-02
Technical Regulation of Building Materials Part 3: Hydraulic Connections and Related Material

Bricks, tiles, marble and stone, sanitary ware, ceramic tiles and ceramic bricks
except cement tiles and bricks
notes: Saudi quality mark required for ceramic ware. Intervention from CB is not required after acquisition of Saudi quality mark

M.A. 161-17-07-03
Technical Regulation of Building Materials Part 4: Bricks, Tiles, Ceramic, Sanitary Ware and Related Materials

Aug 2019

Emulsion paints, oil paints and varnishes for use in residential and commercial buildings, and public utilities

Technical Regulation for Paints (Dyes) and Varnishes

Electric self-balancing plates (Scooters)

Technical Regulation for the Electric Self-Balancing Boards (Scooter)

Disposable products manufactured from polypropylene and polyethylene plastics which are often used for a short time

Technical Regulation for Degradable Plastic Products

Car batteries, portable batteries, such as button cells, weighting less than 1kg

M.A. -166-18-04-02
Technical Regulation for Electrical Batteries

Nov 2019

New spare parts for motor vehicles
except tires, vehicles batteries and safety barriers

Technical Regulation for Auto Spare Parts

Personal protection products
e.g. firefighting clothing, eye protection equipment, gloves, safety shoes
except for medical equipment and protective clothing for medical or military uses

Technical Regulation for Personal Protective Equipment and Clothing

Dec 2019

Voltage inverters, cables, control equipment

M.A. 165-18-04-03
Technical Regulation for Small-Solar Photovoltaic Systems

Textile products
e.g. silk, wool, cotton, fabrics

Technical Regulation for Textile Products

Trailers and Semi-Trailers

Technical Regulations for Trailers and Semi-Trailers

Detergents, surfactants, soap
e.g. liquid glass cleaner, liquid dishwashing detergent
except disinfectants

M.A. 155-16-03-02
Technical Regulation for Detergents

Products of solar energy generating systems and their component
e.g. photovoltaic units, cables and connectors

M.A. 165-18-04-03
Technical Regulation for Photovoltaic Cells

Front, side and rear protection barriers for trucks and trailers with a maximum weight of 3.5 tons

Technical Regulations for Front and Rear and Side Barriers for Trucks and Trailers

Jan 2020

Equipment, machinery ad structures that are installed permanently or temporarily in recreational cities

M.A. 165-18-04-02
Technical Regulation for Games and Devices of Amusement Parks

Adhesives and glue products
e.g. structural adhesives, adhesives for leather, footwear, wood products, paper, packaging

Technical Regulation for Adhesives Materials, Tapes, Glue and Related Products

Plastic metal products manufactured in the form of costume for decoration
e.g. hair, hands and neck accessories

Technical Regulation for Ornaments and Decorations

Plastic and metal pipe system used in transport of water and electrical installations in building and accessories

Technical Regulation of Building Materials Part 5: Pipes of Plastic and Pipes of Metal Used in Water and Electricity Installation Networks

Wireless communication devices
e.g. mobile phones, headsets, smart devices

Technical Regulation for Telecommunications Devices

Packaging products: paper, cardboard, wood, plastics, textile, and any other materials used in packaging

Technical Regulation for Packaging

Materials and surfaces in contact with food
e.g. cooking equipment, tableware, food packaging materials and containers

Technical Regulation of Materials and Surfaces for Contact with Food

Footwear made of leather, textile, plastic or a mixture of these material

Technical Regulation for Shoes and Leather

Devices operating under pressure and their accessories
e.g. fire extinguishers, pressure cookers

Technical Regulation for Simple Pressure Devices

Products for fire fighting
e.g. fire extinguisher, alarm systems, fire hoses

Technical Regulation for Fire Fighting Equipment

Fireworks products
e.g. firecrackers, fireworks, mine

Technical Regulation for Fireworks

Electric vehicles with a weight not exceeding 3500 kg and speed not exceeding 25 km/h

Technical Regulations for Electric Vehicles

Doors, windows and its accessories made of plastics, wood, glass or metal
eg. warehouse doors, armored doors, fireproof doors

Technical Regulations for Doors and Windows

Paper and paperboard

Technical Regulations for Papers and Related Products

Portable Machines, cutting and sewing machines, cranes, mobile machines used in general construction, drilling machines

Technical Regulations for Machinery Safety - Part 1: Portable and Oriented Machines

New Pneumatic tires for vehicles

Gulf Technical Regulations of Tyres

note: IECEE registration required

M.A. -172-19-04-03
Technical Regulations for Electronic Devices Used in Electronic Smoking Systems


Technical Regulations for Motorcycle

Petroleum product transport tanks

E.M. -171-19-06-03
Technical Regulations for Tanks - Part 1: Petroleum Products Transport Tanks


Products for energy efficiency
Eg. air conditioner, refrigerator, washing machine, lighting products, electric motor, clothes dryer, water heater, tire, and automobile fuel economy

Technical Regulation for Energy Efficiency

Showerheads, taps, single and dual flush toilets, flush urinals

Technical Regulation for Water Rationalization Tools

Electronic products
note: refer to IECEE CRD

M.A. 155-16-04-01
SASO IECEE Recognition Certificate Requirement

Modified vehicle under 3500 kg, limited production
except for vehicle for military and security purpose

M.A. 166-18-04-03
Technical Regulation for Modified Vehicles and Limited Production Vehicles

Vehicle Maintenance sector and establishments

M.A. 164-18-05-04
Technical Regulation for Classification of Vehicle Maintenance Centres

Fuel economy for vehicles and energy efficiency for tires

M.A. 155-16-10-01-01
Technical Regulation for the procedures of data registration and the issuance of Energy efficiency label in vehicles and tires

As present, Saber system has been successfully launched, and the operation of Saber system will be enforced. At that time, the certification will be automatically issued by Saber system.
What is Saber Certification? 什么是Saber证书?
Saber certification refers to the conformity certification evaluation plan for non Saudi local enterprises (i.e. enterprises exporting to Saudi Arabia). Therefore, for Chinese export enterprises, we need to focus on the saber certification plan, the relationship between Saleem certification/Saber certification and SASO certification.
Saleem and Saber are the new upgraded version based on the original SASO certification, which will replace the SASO certification. Saleem is a new assessment project for conformity certification of products and batches of goods to Saudi Arabia.
What is Saber Compliance Certification Program? 关于SABER符合性认证计划 
Saber is a comprehensive system that sets regulations, technical requirements and control measures. It`s goal is to ensure the safety of local products and imported products.
At the same time, to ensure the legislative and administrative departments can provide effective services, we can ensure that the product conform to the technical regulations through this measure, which is the basic technical regulations related to health, safety, environment protection and energy protection to ensure their safety.
Major changes in Saber certification (SABER认证的重大变化要点)
1- Saber is evaluation project for conformity certification of products and batchs of goods to Saudi Arabia.
2- Saleem project launched s new online application system called Saber
3- Saber certification is a new online application system launched by SASO. Saber is actually a network tool for product registration, distribution and obtaining compliance COC certificate.
4- According to Saber, products will be divided into high, medium and low risk categories. Each category will subject to different conformity inspection procedures and implemented by different authorized institutions.
根据SABER,产品将根据风险类别分为:高 - 中 - 低;根据风险类别,将采用不同的符合性检验程序,将由不同的认可机构执行。
To complete Saber certification process (如何完成Saber认证)
Step one: (第一步)
- The importer has to register an account from Saber platform:
- Importer must input application information to Saber system (Safety certification can be applied for on behalf of)
What information needs to be entered in Saber system? SABER进口商注册要输入的信息(仅需一次性提交)包括:
1- Importer business registration number CR number *进口商商业注册号CR NUMBER
2- Importer company name + Address 进口商公司名称,地址
3- Contact name 联系人名称
4- Contact person position 联系人职位
5- Contact person E-Signature 联系人电子签名
Step two (第二步)
Product Certificate (PC) (产品符合性证书)
1- The importer needs to register their regulated products in Saber system and to make the PC request by selecting a conformity assessment and certification institution (CB Company) in the saber platform 
2- The CB Company needs to accept thIS request then Importer need to pay SAAD fee to Saber system
3- The CB company will review importer`s application online through Saber platform system, contact exporter/manufacture to provide certification documents
4- The certification boday(CB) evaluates the certification documents once confirmed it’s ok and Release out the Pcoc to Importer’s Saber account
Step Three: (第三步)
Shipment COC (SC) Certification(装运符合性证书)
1- Importer submits SC application to Saber system
2- The certification authority shall verify controlled products and confirm the validity of PC certification
3- Pay SC certification fee 
Eventually, Saber platform will issue SC certification online, and the certification is only valid for the imported goods of this batch.


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